Michel Couvreur Overaged 70cl
Overaged Malt Whisky is a vatting of single malts aged between 12 and 27 years in oak casks and resulting from a cognac (double) distillation method with a mash exclusively made of Malt (germinated barley). Flavours of dried flowers, flaxen tobacco, sherry wine, fat almond, a little smoked. Fruity, powerful and long in the mouth. Aimed at a balance between new pure young malts and fathomless maturity of older ones. End of mouth shows sherry roundness enhanced by a slightly smoked.
Michel Couvreur is a Belgium man, making Scotch Whisky in the heart of Burgundy. In the 1950‰Ûªs Michel Couvreur, originally from Belgium, landed in Burgundy and made and marketed wine there. He took frequent trips to England and Scotland where he sold his wine, but was particularly drawn to Scotland for the fabulous fishing and hunting. In 1956, Michel Couvreur moved to England then to Scotland in 1964 where he became involved in the production process of whisky - from the selection of the most ancient strains of cereals to employing extremely rare sherry casks. It became his dream to pursue the passion he had for making a unique Scotch Whisky. Michel returned to France in the 70‰Ûªs to be nearer to where the sherry casks originate and he dug his own cellar in the hillsides of Bouze-les-Beaune. Here, about midway between the Andalusian vineyards and the Scottish Highlands, Michel Couvreur matures his Scotch in these rare sherry casks (Pedro Ximenez and/or Palomino) to produce an exceptional whisky. Michel got a large and humid cellar leads to a 500-foot tunnel with galleries full of natural springs, surrounded by rows of barrels. A small room far from any light called "the paradise" shelters some rare, old and elegant nectar, carefully kept in sealed demijohns.